Saturday, October 30, 2010

Meet the Team

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Hi everyone, I thought it was about time you met some of the team (Plus our fabulous overall Team Leader Jacquelyn Pederson set us a challenge to link 5 Team Members on our blog!).  If you click on the names, you will go straight to that persons blog - so have fun surfing for new ideas!

We had a full team training at Jacque's today & my swap won the WOW prize!  As you know I really love bling & you can't get much more bling than this card!

This card was actually quite simple to make.  The colours are Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla.  Firstly I inked up one side of the Petals-a-plenty folder with Versamark & ran it through the Big Shot.  Next I sprinkled the card with Heat & Stick Powder, heated it, added Champagne Stampin' Glitter & heated it again.  Before layering, I added the Whisper White ribbon.  The embelishment uses the Punch Pal stamp set, Gold Embossing Powder & the Merry Details Sizzlet.

I have just been promoted to Senior Supervisor & knowing my love of bling, my lovely upline Julia Leece gave me this cool hand wash pump - only trouble is, my friend Vivian also loves bling & it has her name on it!

The above pictures are of one of my new Down-Lines Callena & myself at our local Herald Island Market.  Callena  has made a really cool felt book for small children using the Big Shot, make sure you go have a look.

I have 2 other Down-Lines as well.  Barbara is a very creative crafter, particularly with off the page projects.  She also runs stamping birthday parties for kids, so if you have children or grandchildren with birthdays coming up, keep her in mind!

My newest Down-Line is Stephanie.  She doesn't have a blog yet, but she is also very creative & I'm sure you will seem some great creations from her soon.

I also need to mention our super cleaver computer expert Karen.  Not only does she produce amazing craft work, but she slays dragons & rescues us when we muck up our blogs!  Thanks Karen

To finish off, I have included a few of the items I made to sell at the market.  If you would like more details on them, please Email Me.

The bookmarks are made using the new Owl Punch

Happy Stamping
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Monday, October 18, 2010

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Wow, can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner?
Stampin' Up! has just released this fantastic Christmas bundle special.  All items are on a "while stocks last" basis - so get in quick!

Buy one of these bundles or hold a workshop with sales over $600 and you get to choose one of the  exclusive ribbons below for FREE!

The Cocoa Designer Specialty paper is exclusive to this promotion.  It is really lovely with flocking & metalic features.  At the moment we can order it separately for $23.50 + 5% shipping, but this may be a bug, so if you would like to order just the paper, contact me ASAP!

The colours in the paper are: Real Red & Soft Suede


Wood-Mount Item

Wood-Mount Price

Clear-Mount Item

Clear-Mount Price

Gifted Bundle

Gifted Set p21 and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper p 126





Welcome Christmas Bundle

Welcome Christmas Set p26 and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper





Season of Joy Bundle

Season of Joy Set p126 and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel





Delightful Decorations Bundle

Delightful Decorations Set p 25 and Ornament Punch p147




*Bundles and ribbons available while supplies last

Choose from these ribbons:



Retail Value

Mistletoe Ribbon Originals



Sleigh Bells Ribbon



Riding Hood Red 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon



Real Red 3/4” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon



This picture shows you the Sleigh Bells ribbon at the top & the other 2 are the Mistletoe Ribbon Originals.
You can see the Polka-Dot ribbon on the photo at the top of this page & the Riding Hood Red ribbon is the same style as the 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain on p137.
For further details click here
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bad Kitty

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It was my sister Debbie’s 40th Birthday a couple of weeks ago & we had an Eighties Theme with compulsory fancy dress.  We had an absolute ball with 80’s music, food &  no “adult” supervision!

Debbie was really into pink & grey in the 80’s, so I chose those colours to make her card.  She also loves cats & wine, so I think this was rather appropriate!  I did get the original idea for the cat from a US Demonstrator, unfortunately I can’t find the link again to give her credit.

P1010081 Debbie also likes bling, so Stampin’ Up!s new self adhesive Jewels ($11.95 for 150) were perfect for kitties collar.  The pink card is our new Blushing Bride & I have also used Basic Grey & Concord Crush. The Designer Series Paper is one of my favourites Lap of Luxury.

Taking my creative streak a bit further, I decided to make the cake as well.  Now I am not a baker & certainly have had no experience icing cakes!  Sticking with the 80’s theme, I decided to try making a Pac-Man cake, after all it is only a round cake with a wedge cut out for a mouth, what could possibly go wrong?!  The cake itself was perfect, but nobody told me that adding food colouring to white chocolate will make it go hard & lumpy!  With much perseverance & food colouring all over my kitchen, here is the result.

P1010084I made the ghosts by covering polystyrene balls with  royal icing.

I guess you want to know what “we” looked like!  The picture below shows me (excuse my wonky face, I’m not drunk it is just from the remainder of my Bells Palsy) In the middle is my other sister Rose & Debbie is on the end. 


It was lots of fun back combing our hair & using heaps of hairspray like when we were 20, shame the mini skirts didn’t quite look as good!

Until next time

Happy Stamping


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